This article is part of our College Basketball Waiver Wire series.
Conference play has set in, and the by-products of that are tightened rotations and less attractive season-long waiver options. Unfortunately injuries do happen, and that will be a significant part of this column moving forward. Primarily, we'll be looking at short-term playing time boosts, aka streamers. Season-long teams are officially at the point of churning and looking for one-week fill-ins, though we'll still see the occasional late-season breakout here and there.
Kameron McGusty, G, Miami
McGusty has returned from a three-game absence and saw 28 minutes off the bench. He figures to rejoin the starting rotation sooner than later, especially with Chris Lykes (ankle) still without a timetable for a return. He averaged 13.0 ppg, 4.7 rpg and 3.0 apg in three starts prior to his absence, similar to his numbers last year, and is well worth rostering as depth, if not more.
Kerwin Walton, G, North Carolina
Walton likely won't have appeal in deeper player pools, but in ACC-heavy formats, he should command attention. He's started two straight for the Heels, and provides them with one thing no other player in their rotation can: shooting. He's hit 7-of-12 three-pointers in his two starts (averaging 25 minutes) and is connecting at a 50.0 percent clip on the year. Inconsistent scoring is likely, and we know he won't provide anything peripherally, as the Heels front court will dominate on the boards. At least in roto leagues where 3-pointers are counted, Walton is rosterable.
Myles Johnson, C,